Big Changes on the Horizon for Digg

Will Digg Keep Users Happy with a "Drastic" Reboot?

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Digg Founder Kevin Rose did an interview with The UK’s Telegraph, and revealed that Digg has some big and "drastic" plans for redesigning the Digg experience. A couple of quotes from the piece:

"We’re making some drastic changes, but they’re much-needed drastic changes," he told The Telegraph. "People are going to be shocked at some of the directions we’re taking. You have to be comfortable with completely tearing down and throwing away a bunch of ideas."

Kevin Rose"In the next version of Digg you’ll see stories being presented to you in a more real-time nature, especially stories that your friends have touched. It will not be just about Digg.com, but also embracing all the content that your friends touch on other websites. It’s about being that place where people say, ‘I’m going to take a look at Digg because it provides me insight into what’s trending, what’s popular, what’s hot from all over these different places where people exchange information’."

While that certainly doesn’t reveal too much about what Digg is going to look like (or when it is going to look like tha for that matter), it does look like Digg is going to change quite a bit, and that can be dangerous for a site that is largely focused on users, as Digg is.

This isn’t the first time Digg has made changes by any means. In fact, they seem to make them fairly often, but it sounds like they may be changing how Digg operates completely, and the experience that users have grown accustomed to. It will be very interesting to see just how drastic the changes are.

Digg recently launched new extensions for Firefox and Chrome, and over the past year it has rolled out a new API, launched Digg Trends, made some interesting use of advertising, and improved its search, to name just a few things.

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  • http://www.duran-seo.co.il Duran seo

    as demand for fast focused bits of information is growing, people are turning towards faster means of information fetching. we can see that every system nowdays had developed somekind of real time modules in its user interface.

    starting with twitter, and facebook live feed, google real time search and others…
    people want to know a lot in a very short time. digg is a popular bookmarking site and taking this bold move to adjust into the current need of the hour will do good.

    i also believe digg must take this risk and improve because it is proven that projects that remain static and doesn’t evolve become boring and eventually gets abandoned by its community for more advanced and refreshing new platforms.

    digg should plan its UI testing very carefully to keep high percantage of its loyal users stay and keep their activities.

    i can’t wait to see the new change, perhaps even i will become more active on digg.

  • http://www.zahrawy.net/forum/member.php?u=54841 Katharine Urtz

    now this is an interesting website. ta for taking the time to upload that. saved to my favs

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